jueves, 29 de mayo de 2008
Paul Hewson or better known by his stage name like Bond, is the vocalista and leader of the band of U2 rock. Also it is recognized in the world to become jumbled actively in social aids, and this work has recognized name Bond several times to the Nobel Peace Prize.
Bond was born the 10 of May of 1960, in the city of capital Dublín of Ireland. Bond attended the ecumenical school of Mount Temple Comprehesive in where it knew his companions of band. In 1976 Larry Mullen Jr, schoolmate of Bond, looked for people to form a rock band; Bond was united to the band along with other schoolmates and was born U2.
As far as the social Bond work, From 1999 one has become jumbled more and more in campaigns in favor of the condonación of the external debt of the third world. In May of 2002, it guided the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States Paul O'Neill in tour through four African countries. That same year, Bond founded a called organization DATA, whose objective is to alert on the impagables debts that it maintains the continent, the uncontrolled transmission of AIDS, and the unjust rules of commerce that damage their impoverished citizens. Bond has received numerous recognitions at world-wide level within which they emphasize his consecutive nominations to the Nobel Peace Prize , the election on the part of the Time magazine like the man of the year in 2005, among other prizes.
The great social Bond work demonstrates good intentions q must to improve the world and to help to less the most needed. With this work it demonstrates that not only it is a great star of rock, if not that also becomes aware great social.
NAME: LAURA MARCELA ALVAREZ PARRA
Those who are interested in safaris, wildlife and contact with the ground can have on the nation of Botswana one of the best options: The Nature Reserve Moremi.
It is a nature reserve northeast of Botswana; nation of southern Africa. It comprises some 3.000 square kilometers within the Okavango Delta area.
It has diverse habitats from desert to the permanently flooded delta, covering forests, ponds and depressions; covered with forests moroko.
It is officially protected to preserve wildlife. This reserve captive by its varied wildlife in the delta, we can find elephants, lions,leopards, buffalos,hippopotamus, antelopes, for its great tourist attraction since its walks are visiting the animals on foot or by canoe.
NAME: LAURA MARCELA ALVAREZ PARRA
“The Great Desert”, is the world's largest hot desert and the world's second largest desert after Antarctica. At over 9,000,000 square kilometers, it covers most parts of northern Africa; an area stretching from the Red Sea, including parts of the Mediterranean coasts, to the outskirts of the Atlantic Ocean. It is almost as large as the continental United States, and is larger than Australia. The Sahara has an intermittent history that may go back as much as 3 million years.
The boundaries of the Sahara are the Atlantic Ocean on the west, the Atlas Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea on the north, the Red Sea and Egypt on the east, and the Sudan and the valley of the Niger River on the south.
The climate of the Sahara has undergone enormous variation between wet and dry over the last few hundred thousand years. During the last ice age, the Sahara was bigger than it is today, extending south beyond its current boundaries.
• The Leiurus quinquestriatus (aka Deathstalker) scorpion which can be 10 cm long. Its Agitoxin and Scyllatoxin, toxins contained within the venom, are fatal in the majority of cases.
• Sand vipers, which average less than 50 cm in length. Many have a pair of horns, one over each eye. Active at night, they usually lie buried in the sand with only their eyes visible. Bites are painful, but rarely fatal.
• The fennec, an omnivore.
• The hyrax. It first appears in the fossil record over 40 million years ago, and for many millions of years hyraxes were the primary terrestrial herbivore in Africa.
Andrea Marcela Rojas Correa
William Henry Gates (born October 28, 1955), is an American business magnate, philanthropist, the world's third richest man (as of 2008), and chairman of Microsoft, the software company he founded with Paul Allen.
Gates was born in Seattle, Washington and excelled in school early on. He enrolled at Harvard College in 1973, where he met Steve Ballmer, who would later become CEO of Microsoft.
In the later stages of his career, Gates has pursued a number of philanthropic endeavors, donating large amounts of money to various charitable organizations and scientific research programs through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, established in 2000.
Since 2000, the nominal value of his Microsoft holdings has declined due to a fall in Microsoft's stock price after the dot-com bubble and the multi-billion dollar donations he has made to his charitable foundations.
domingo, 25 de mayo de 2008
Bill and Melinda Gates believe every life has equal value. In 2000, they created the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help reduce inequities in the United States and around the world.
Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by co-chairs Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, and William H. Gates Sr., and by CEO Patty Stonesifer.
Our work begins with Bill and Melinda Gates’s belief that all lives have equal value. We think all people deserve the chance to have healthy, productive lives. We have been developing a process that helps us decide how to spend our time, effort, and money so we can accomplish that goal for as many people as possible. This process helps us choose the issues we will work on and the groups to which we will make grants.
Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett set our overarching priorities such as improving health and reducing extreme poverty in the developing world and improving high school education in the U.S. and they establish high-level goals for our grantmaking programs. Then our three program teams devise a strategy for meeting these goals.
The Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders) is a waterfall situated in southern Africa on the Zambezi River between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe. The falls are, by some measures, the largest waterfall in the world, as well as being among the most unusual in form, and having arguably the most diverse and easily seen wildlife of any major waterfall site.
Mosi-oa-Tunya is the name used by the local people and Victoria Falls is the later name given by Europeans.
Although Victoria Falls constitute neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, the claim it is the largest is based on a width of 1.7 kilometres (1 mi) and height of 108 meters (360 ft), forming the largest sheet of falling water in the world.
Victoria Falls are one of Africa's major tourist attractions, and are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The falls are shared between Zambia and Zimbabwe, and each country has a national park to protect them and a town serving as a tourism centre: Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and Livingstone in Zambia, and Victoria Falls National Park and the town of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.[
jueves, 22 de mayo de 2008
Official languages: French
History: The earliest inhabitants of the area were Pygmy peoples. They were largely replaced and absorbed by Bantu tribes as they migrated.
In the 15th century, the first Europeans arrived.
In 1910, Gabon became one of the four territories of French Equatorial Africa, a federation that survived until 1959. These territories became independent on August 17, 1960.
Geography: Gabon is located on the Atlantic coast of central Africa. Gabon has an equatorial climate with an extensive system of rainforests covering 85% of the country.
There are three distinct regions: the coastal plains, the mountains and the savanna in the east.
Gabon's largest river is the Ogooué which is 1200 km long. Gabon is also noted for efforts to preserve the natural environment.
Culture: Gabonese music is little-known in comparison with regional giants like the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Cameroon.
Imported rock and hip hop from the US and UK are popular in Gabon, as are rumba, makossa and soukous.
Masks: Gabon also features internationally celebrated masks, such as the n'goltang (Fang) and the relicary figures of the Kota. Each group has its own set of masks used for various reasons. They are mostly used in traditional ceremonies such as marriage, birth and funerals. Traditionalists mainly work with rare local woods and other precious materials.